Cataract Surgery

Doctor About to Perform Cataract Surgery

Dr. Stancey was the first Ophthalmologist in Lakeway to perform cataract surgery and she will continue to provide patients in Lakeway and the surrounding area with exemplary care and a highly personal surgical experience.

Dr. Stancey performs this minimally invasive procedure on an outpatient basis at our affiliated surgery center. During traditional cataract surgery, numbing drops are used to anesthetize the eye, and gentle, light IV sedation is used to make you, the patient extremely comfortable. A small incision is made, into which an ultrasound probe is inserted to break up, or emulsify, the cataract into tiny pieces. These tiny pieces are then suctioned from the eye. Once the cataract has been removed, a new, artificial intraocular lens is inserted to help improve vision. A stitch is usually not needed, and all of this is usually done in less than 15 minutes!

Each surgical patient is meticulously tested prior to cataract surgery using the latest in advanced equipment and medical technology to determine which intraocular lens is the best match for each individual patient. Dr. Stancey employs the newest intraocular lenses, including the Acrysof Toric® lens for astigmatism, the Restor® and Tecnis® multifocal lenses, and the PanOptix® trifocal lens. Each of these lenses offers different advantages for post-surgical vision. The most effective lens depends on each patient’s individual preferences and goals for their vision.


Dr. Stancey and her staff are the best. She did [cataract] surgery on both my eyes and I couldn’t be happier with my outcome. They are all so friendly and kind and Dr. Stancey really knows her stuff.

Joyce L.

…I can now see! [I had] uncomfortable eyes & not being able to see across the room. But [cataract] surgery & my new [reading] glasses brought everything together! I want to thank you for taking care of me…

-Nancy C.

Dr. Stancey and her staff are awesome! I chose her to perform my cataract surgeries and intraocular lens implants in both eyes after much investigation and visits to several area Ophthalmologists. I am an engineer and have a high need for data and explanation, particularly when someone is performing surgery on the only two eyes I’ve got. Dr. Stancey patiently provided me with everything I needed to choose her to perform my surgery. I’m blown away by the results! I’ve worn glasses or contact lenses since 4th grade (I am now 65), and now see better than 20/20 in both eyes. The procedure was absolutely painless, and I was awake and taking instructions during the entire operation. I have nothing but praise for Dr. Stancey and would not hesitate to recommend her to others.

Jim P.